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    Which software do you use for web building?

    My current experience of building web sites has been limited to online stuff like the Microsoft and Orange sitebuilding kit and a fairly old version of MS Front Page (2003?). I'm now looking at using the EduGeek Joomla package for the school - I can see that a lot of the work can be done online but some for testing if no other reason, will no doubt need to be done on a workstation and posted up to the site.

    Is there any good easy to use Free to Use software available or if not any rercommendation on a package to purchase please?

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    Dreamweaver, or the complete Studio package

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    Quote Originally Posted by StewartKnight View Post
    Dreamweaver, or the complete Studio package

    what he said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StewartKnight View Post
    Dreamweaver, or the complete Studio package
    Incidently you get a 30 day free trial. Useful if you only need to do a couple of one off things using it. I used to find I only needed to use dreamweaver for a couple of hours once every so often, so just downloaded a trial version of it on whichever computer I happened to be using at the time.

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    WAMP or LAMP for setting up la server for ocal machine testing areas, XAMPP for setting a local server on a USB pen if you're using PHP/SQL etc.

    Visual Web Developer from Microsoft is free and quite good, http://www.microsoft.com/express/vwd/

    Notepad++ etc

    I'll 4th Dreamweaver for WYSIWYG

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    Have a look at Dreamweaver | Open Source Alternative - osalt.com for open source alternatives for dreamweaver.

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    I used FrontPage for years, until they stopped it and released Expression Web, now Expression Web 2... Great program really... I've dabbled with Dreamweaver, but never got into it...

    Also, you may be able to get Expression Web 2 (Actually the complete Expression Studio 2) for free via the Microsoft DreamSpark thing - that's how I've got it, saw a banner on one of these pages a while ago:


    https://www.dreamspark.com

    Quite a bit of other software for schools too... Well worth checking out...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichCowell View Post
    I used FrontPage for years, until they stopped it and released Expression Web, now Expression Web 2... Great program really... I've dabbled with Dreamweaver, but never got into it...

    Also, you may be able to get Expression Web 2 (Actually the complete Expression Studio 2) for free via the Microsoft DreamSpark thing - that's how I've got it, saw a banner on one of these pages a while ago:


    https://www.dreamspark.com

    Quite a bit of other software for schools too... Well worth checking out...

    That really is a Gem I hadn't seen before. TVM Rich.

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    You're welcome

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    due to lazyness i have not reinstalled dreamweaver on my station which i have used for web dev since my college days. so at present i am currently using notepad++

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    I use Dreamweaver 8 for most web dev stuff, but only use the code window But it is useful to have a WYSIWYG to see the page during coding.

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    I've never really got into WYSISWG editing of templates, but use dreamweaver atm as a colorcoded notepad...

    In my uni days i used the (free) software Jpadpro & Jedit

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    I will also put my vote in for Dreamweaver if you want the complete control over your project, however for quick/dirty/goodlooking/actuallyquiteuseful sites I can heartily recommend "WebSiteX5 Evolution 8", it's wizard based, but for a quick solution it can't be beaten.

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    Web creating

    I've found the Serif Web Plus very easy to teach. The kids love downloading the software for free, too. They don't seem to mind that it's not the newest edition. They tell me it's great value for money!

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    EditPlus, though not sure if I should admit that

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